It’s been a good year for “Delaware Shore,” the indie drama produced by New Castle’s Avocado Media.
The film and its director, Raghav Peri, have been winning accolades since last December, when it won a Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (HIMPFF) award for first-time filmmaking, followed by two Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFAs) for Best Indie Filmmaker (Peri) and Best Score (David C. Hëvvitt).
The film’s list of wins doesn’t stop there. It was also honored at the New York Film Awards; Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival; Calcutta International Cult Film Festival; Oniros Film Awards; Accolade Competition and Festigious International Film Festival.
Here’s a quick teaser trailer:
Filmed and set at the Delaware beaches, “Delaware Shore” stars Gail Wagner, Emily McKinley Hill, James Robinson Jr., Kevin Austra, Ed Aristone, Kevin Francis, Sharyn Pak Withers and Jason R. Maga.
Read the film’s official synopsis:
A Holocaust survivor, Agnes, living in Slaughter Beach, Delaware, is tasked with raising her grandchildren after they are abandoned on her doorstep. As they grow up, she finds she is not able to control them. Her grandson Gallagher finds himself in a gay romance with a sincere suitor. The granddaughter, Tasha, is attracted to a young hoodlum. Agnes, permanently traumatized by her wartime experiences, is emotionally abusive to Gallagher and Tasha. Will they be able to forgive her before it’s too late?
“Delaware Shore” will premiere theatrically in Los Angeles at the Arena Cinelounge Sunset on Dec. 21. On Dec. 28, it will premiere in New York City at Cinema Village, followed by a worldwide release through 2019. It’s expected to open in Delaware in the spring.
To find out about local screenings and other news, follow the movie’s official page on Facebook.-30-